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#2374632 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 01:05 PM

Carmen is spot on.  I went to UM and got an Econ Major, Poli Sci Minor because I wanted to learn how the world works.   The Econ material was educational, but the Political Science was pure unadulterated indoctrination as oppossed to growth and development.


Yes, the NHL is a major committment with major scrifice, but so is everything that comes with that pay scale.  Cory Emmerton is getting paid more than the President of the United States of America.

 But the POTUS would probably get more ice time.

#2374592 Calle Jarnkrok to play for GR Griffins

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 11:20 AM

Wouldn't be shocked to see Pulkkinen pulled over to GR for some games yet this season.  Put him on Jarnkrok's wing & see what they can do.

#2374585 Calle Jarnkrok to play for GR Griffins

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 10:51 AM


Jarnkrok has been compared to Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg and that’s just fine by him. Jarnkrok’s favorite team growing up was the Red Wings and his favorite player was Zetterberg. “When I watch him play, I try to take after what he’s doing good.”

Am I the only one who gets depressed a bit reading up on prospects who say they watched players like Z & Pavs "growing up"?  Man I feel old right now.

#2374581 Which NHLer is the....

Posted by ogreslayer on 27 March 2013 - 10:28 AM

Fake toughest?  Wes Mantooth

Legit toughest? Ron Burgundy

Biggest clown? Brian Fantana

Classiest? San Diego


Oh, in the NHL!


Fake toughest?  "Big" Joe Thornton

Legit toughest?  George Parros' 'stache

Biggest clown?  Brad Marchand (Trying to steal the "Little Ball of Hate" nickname?  Really?  Steve Ott is a close second)

Classiest? Pavel or Martin St. Louis

Fake Classiest?  Teemu Selanne (Yeah, I said it)


#2374431 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by ogreslayer on 26 March 2013 - 03:27 PM

Anyone else see these beauts?





Just missing the Miller Lite & Nathan's Hot Dogs sponsor patches.

#2374399 Wings Make Offer to Danny D!

Posted by ogreslayer on 26 March 2013 - 01:27 PM

This whole exercise is not about "driving up the value" on DeKeyser given that there are limits to the contract he can sign.  It's all about giving him the chance to be "wined & dined" by the teams that want to show up to make their case.  Call it the "Zach Parise Treatment" & it might be the only chance he has to go through a circus like this depending on how he actually pans out. 


Personally, I don't buy into the Oilers being in the running let alone the front runner given that they're an absolute cluster-f*** of an organization.  The reason they landed Schultz is because of his desire to play close to home.  For all the vaunted young talent they have, they are nowhere close to putting it together before they have to start breaking the team apart because they can't afford everyone.  They have 11 top 25 picks in their line-up right now & what do they have to show for it?  What would the Wings have done with that opportunity?  We all know what good organizations (think Blackhawks & Pens) did with opportunities like that.  The Oil?  Not...even...close.  There's a much greater chance the Wings lose him to an Anaheim, Nashville, or St. Louis than Edmonton.

#2373901 Phil Kessel's sister can play, eh

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 March 2013 - 08:17 PM

Brian Burke is currently trying to convince Bob Murray to trade two #1's & a 2nd to the Gophers for her.  

#2373726 Douglas Murray to Pittsburgh, Confirmed, Awaiting full details

Posted by ogreslayer on 25 March 2013 - 01:16 PM

My favorite comment on the two Pens' trades this week so far:



Based on the acquisitions of Morrow and Murray, I think it’s safe to say the Penguins are going all-in on winning the 2010 Stanley Cup.

#2372709 Larry Murphy Fired by FSD

Posted by ogreslayer on 23 March 2013 - 03:31 PM

I think the next step is to put Richard Bernstein in Murph's old spot between the benches.

#2372071 Frk

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 March 2013 - 08:22 PM

And unlike the supposed "power forward" the Wings have now (cough...Franzen...cough) Frk plays will more than a little edge too based on all accounts.  Really looking forward to see how his pro career develops.

#2371956 Andrej Sustr signs with Tampa Bay

Posted by ogreslayer on 22 March 2013 - 07:29 AM

Bold prediction:  If Holland misses out on Dekeyser, at least one member of this site will call for him to be replaced by Yzerman based solely on the results of these NCAA signings.  Can't wait.

Well seeing as how Tampa's out of a playoff spot for the second year in a row despite playing in a weak-ass division, I can see why people would want that.    :eh:

#2371821 Why the Red Wings should be sellers this year

Posted by ogreslayer on 21 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

It would kinda be nice to pick up some extra picks, maybe even multiple 1st/2nd rounders, and either use them all to grab a bunch of prospects in what is supposed to be a deep draft or package some up to move up higher, like into the top 5 maybe.

#2371468 WMU's season.....

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 March 2013 - 07:21 PM

Who knows, maybe he doesn't want to jump right in. Have the Wings ever signed an NCAA player this time of year, and played them in Detroit or GR before?

Riley Sheahan also got a game in Detroit & 7 in GR after signing out of Notre Dame at the end of last season.

#2371336 WMU's season.....

Posted by ogreslayer on 20 March 2013 - 03:19 PM

...so when will we know if WMU made the tourney?


Selection show is this Sunday at 9:00 EDT on ESPNU


Edit: For those in the region, the West Regionals are held in Grand Rapids & the Midwest Regionals are in Toledo.

#2371045 Nyquist reassigned to GR

Posted by ogreslayer on 19 March 2013 - 12:35 PM

is time running out with Nyquist? he turns 24 this year, has played at GR for a couple of years now, several more in college, and he can't take/keep a job with the big club. Clearly babs wants bigger players playing. Which is why Cleary keeps getting time, Andersson is staying, Abby on a top line, and tatar/Nyquist are wearing out their cars driving back and forth between GR and detroit.


"Several more in college"?  I think you need a reminder of what several actually means.  This is only his 2nd full season of pro hockey & all he has to show for it is:


  • A 2 time selection to the AHL all-star game
  • Tied Tatar for the points lead on the team in his first season with 20 less games played
  • Lead the Grifs AND the AHL in scoring in his 2nd season
  • Lead the Grifs in points per game both years
  • Lead the team in PPGs both seasons

Just a sampling, but no, not running out of time.  Give him another off season of working out to continue to bulk up plus a full training camp & exhibition season and he'll be on the team full time starting next season.  If not for the lockout, he probably would have been a full-timer this season.